Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:45 pm
Venus Illuminated: Diaries from the Underworld Lover, Avenger, Avatar – trickster Venus is always changing form. From innocent Persephone blithely picking narcissus to grieving Isis seeking her lost love to enraged Inanna banishing her beloved -- in ancient times the goddess’ travels in the Underworld were a source mystery and magic far removed from our modern saccharine image of Venus. Astronomically speaking, shining Venus disappears from the night sky every 18 months on her voyage between the Earth and Sun. Viewed through the lens of mythology, this 40-day retrograde represents the Goddess’ descent into the Underworld. But 2012 marks a rare celestial event that occurs in pairs once in a lifetime. Venus’ Underworld journey is illuminated: on June 5, Venus will be visible traveling across the face of the solar disk. What does the uncloaking of Venus’ secret sojourn herald for us? Astrologer Donna Woodwell will explore Venus’ rich archetypal history, as well as reflect on the faces of Venus as she manifests in your life, and collectively in our changing word. A true Renaissance woman, Donna Woodwell is an astrologer, writer, hypnotist, and Internet entrepreneur. Her mission: to live creatively with passion, purpose, abundance and joy, and empower others to do the same. An active member of the astrological community, Donna teaches at Kepler College and serves as board member of the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR). She lives in Austin, Texas. Catch up on her latest projects at www.fourmoonsastrology.com.